Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Apr 2010 18:38 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Invented by IBM, the death knell sounded by Apple. Sony has announced it is going to cease selling diskettes altogether, with the last bastion being Japan. Sales will be ceased there too, even though Sony still managed to sell 12 million of them there last year. While Memorex and Imation still produce and sell diskettes, this move by Sony surely means it won't take long for the rest of the market to vanish, too.
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Good riddance
by merkoth on Mon 26th Apr 2010 18:55 UTC
merkoth
Member since:
2006-09-22

Now I need to find some way to lose my data... hmmm... where did I put those magnets?

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RE: Good riddance
by elektrik on Mon 26th Apr 2010 19:42 in reply to "Good riddance"
elektrik Member since:
2006-04-18

Sorry, I don't share your opinion of "good riddance". The fastest easiest (IMHO) way to install NT based additional drivers will always be the floppy (just try to do that with a flash drive, go ahead, knock yourself out)....That may only be one example I can immediately think of, but it's a big one...

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RE[2]: Good riddance
by merkoth on Mon 26th Apr 2010 20:30 in reply to "RE: Good riddance"
merkoth Member since:
2006-09-22

To be honest, I only had to do what you say once or twice, but I get your point. And reading through this thread, it seems that I was able to buy pretty much every faulty 3.5" diskette on earth. I lost countless hours and money to those things. So please forgive my bitterness.

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RE[2]: Good riddance
by computeruser on Tue 27th Apr 2010 00:50 in reply to "RE: Good riddance"
computeruser Member since:
2009-07-21

NT5 is sooo 00s. Try upgrading to NT 6, which will accept drivers from a flash drive just fine.

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RE: Good riddance
by google_ninja on Mon 26th Apr 2010 21:23 in reply to "Good riddance"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

Nothing worse then spreading an archive over 10 floppies, and have #7 get corrupted.

I bought a CDR drive _really_ early, and never looked back. Didn't really care so much with DVDR drives, or the new Blu-Ray recorders, but man, I couldn't wait to stop using floppies.

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RE[2]: Good riddance
by UltraZelda64 on Mon 26th Apr 2010 21:40 in reply to "RE: Good riddance"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Nothing worse then spreading an archive over 10 floppies, and have #7 get corrupted.

That's pretty good if you managed to get only one corrupted disk, #7, in a ten-disk set. With my diskette track record way back, I would've probably ended up with 7 corrupt disks...

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RE[2]: Good riddance
by steogede2 on Tue 27th Apr 2010 12:42 in reply to "RE: Good riddance"
steogede2 Member since:
2007-08-17

Nothing worse then spreading an archive over 10 floppies, and have #7 get corrupted.


Please don't make me relive my worst memories of playing the Monkey Island 2 (11 disks on the Amiga)

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